Shower valve depth - okay for tile??


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Old 02-21-19, 02:11 PM
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Shower valve depth - okay for tile??

Hi everyone. While finishing my basement, I paid a plumber to install my shower valve, and paid drywallers to install my durock. When I see other pictures of roughed-in shower valves, everyone seems to be using a "plasterguard" and have a neat circular opening in their durock for the valve. I do not. I'm now getting ready to tile, and I'm worried that I may have issues with whatever trim kit I opt to use, either because of the depth of the valve in relation to the tile, or because I don't have a pretty circular opening.

Can someone take a look at the pictures below and let me know if they foresee any issues with moving forward with tiling?

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Old 02-21-19, 03:42 PM
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It doesn't look straight..... parallel to the wall. It also looks to be extended out further than normal.
Can you leave a link to the faucet or make and model ?
 
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Old 02-21-19, 03:49 PM
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Every valve, every fixture has a given dimension that it needs to extend beyond the wall so that everything fits nice and snug, just guessing will lead to issues.

So the really big question is what are you installing on that CBU??

It's not waterproof so you are not really ready to tile just yet!
 
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Old 02-21-19, 04:37 PM
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You need to install the plaster ground that came with the faucet. That will tell you the depth from finished wall...

Read the instructions. It wasnt put on the faucet for decoration

 
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Old 02-22-19, 05:05 AM
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Well like I said, I had a professional plumber install the valve, a valve he supplied, by the way, so I assumed he would install it correctly. I have not purchased a trim kit yet and I have no instructions for any of it.

Is the plasterguard 100% necessary?

 
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Old 02-22-19, 05:09 AM
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And by the way, I know I still need to thinset/tape the corners, thinset screws, and then apply red guard, so I'm not completely ready to tile yet I guess. Just wanting to make sure the valve is okay before I get too far.
 
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Old 02-22-19, 05:14 AM
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Is the plasterguard 100% necessary?
No it is not... it's a way to stupid proof the installation. All you need to do is measure the thickness of the ring... compare that to how far back the screw holes in your second photo will be from the finished wall surface. That is all that matters. Most tile layers want as small of a hole in the tile as possible.

Personally I think the depth looks about right but it's hard to tell without being there to measure it. You have a little wiggle room too so it doesn't have to be perfect, just close.
 
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Old 02-22-19, 08:49 AM
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apply red guard
Yesterdays technology, if you want a forever leak proof shower look into Ditra or Prova membranes!
 
 

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